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Tezpur, 24 Dec 2017/--/Demanding an error free National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state, the All Assam Student Union (AASU) today said that no Bangladeshis coming to Assam after 1971 will be allowed to stay in the state. AASU chief adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya talking to...

Shillong, 24 Dec 2017/--/Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) A K Joti today said the Election Commission (EC) was happy with the poll preparedness in Meghalaya where Assembly elections are due next year as he concluded the two-day review of the state election machinery here. He said the review was...

Itanagar, 21 Dec 2017/--/An estimated 68.5 per cent votes were cast in today's by-poll for Pakke-Kessang and Likabali constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh, polling for which was held today. Pakke-Kessang recorded 86 per cent polling, while Likabali constituency recorded 51 per cent, joint chief...

Kohima, 21 Dec 2017/--/The Nagaland Chief Minister's Office (CMO) has filed an FIR against the circulation of a fake and forged resignation letter of chief minister T R Zeliang and his Cabinet colleagues on social media. The first information report (FIR) was lodged at the Kohima police station on...

Kolkata, 21 Dec 2017/--/Metro Railway, Kolkata has undertaken a lot of initiatives with a view to provide more amenities to its commuters. As part of this programme, two state-of-the-art escalators have been commissioned at Shyambazar Metro station.  The escalators were inaugurated by two senior...

Kolkata, 21 Dec 2017/--/The 600 mw Haldia Energy Power Plant Ltd (HEL) is this year’s winner of the prestigious ICC Environment Excellence Award.  At the Environment Partnership Summit in Kolkata on Wednesday, the award was presented to HEL managing director Mr. Rabi Chowdhury.  The Runner-Ups in...

Kolkata, 21 Dec 2017/--/As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway (ER) all over its jurisdiction from December 1, 2017 to December 7, 2017, a total number of 42,580 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and...

Krishnagar, 21 Dec 2017/--/Kendriya Vidyalaya BSF Krishnanagar has celebrated  8th Annual Sports Meet in the benign presence of Krishna Mohan Prasad commandant SHQ BSF Krishnanagar  on Tuesday. He was the chief guest of the programme and distributed the prizes and spared his precious time with the...

Kolkata, 21 Dec 2017/--/The Scheduled Caste Advisory Council of West Bengal held its first meeting here today under West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and decided to meet every six months, officials said. Besides Banerjee, chief secretary Malay Dey, West Bengal Backward classes welfare...

Balasore, 21 Dec 2017/--/Two boys were crushed to death on National Highway-5 at Suthang under Khantapada police station today when a speeding truck run over them, police said. The victims were identified as Amulya Dash (18) and Rakesh Dash (20), workers at a gas distribution agency here. The truck...

NEW DELHI, 21 Dec 2017/--/Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav today sought the Centre's intervention in ensuring action against the alleged sand mafia in Bihar. Raising the issue in Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour, he said appropriate action should be initiated immediately against the sand mafia in the...

Kolkata, 21 Dec 2017/--/The West Bengal government will conduct student council elections in colleges during April-June, even if terms of present elected student bodies in different colleges and universities expire by January 31. The student council elections cannot be held before the end of Higher...

Kolkata, 21 Dec 2017/--/Acclaimed Bengali singer Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay died here today at a city hospital following prolonged illness. He was 82. Mukhopadhyay is survived by wife, son and daughter. He had been admitted to hospital since December 6 and died of multi-organ failure as his condition...

Kolkata, 19 Dec 2017/--/Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan is set to be released on Wednesday after serving a six- month jail sentence, which was handed out to him by the Supreme Court for contempt. Karnan was arrested from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on June 20 after he evaded the police for...

Kolkata, 19 Dec 2017/--/The West Bengal cabinet today decided to soon come up with a toll policy for the highways under its control in a bid to increase its revenue. West Bengal has around 4,000 km of state highways but toll is levied only on national highways and some state-run bridges. "The tax...

NEW DELHI, 19 Dec 2017/--/The poll results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have made Mamata Banerjee nervous as she knows that in 2019 Lok Sabha polls Trinamool Congress will lose its dominance in West Bengal, BJP leader Mukul Roy said today. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had tweeted...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Dec 2017/--/Odisha government today launched new schemes for providing better healthcare services, including free diagnostic services to patients in public health facilities from the New Year Day. The schemes - Nidan (free of cost diagnostic services), Sahaya'(free dialysis service...

Itanagar, 19 Dec 2017/--/Campaigning for the by-poll in two Assembly constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh - Pakee-Kessang and Likabali came to an end at 5 pm today. Polling in the two constituencies in East Kameng and West Siang district respectively would be held on December 21. Joint Chief...

Kolkata, 19 Dec 2017/--/A fire broke out at a beauty parlour in the central part of the city this morning, Fire Brigade sources said. Three fire tenders fought for around half-an-hour to douse the blaze. There was no report of any casualty as the fire broke out at around 7.30 am when the parlour...

Kokrajhar/Guwahati, 19 Dec 2017/--/An Adivasi organisation today put up a 7-hour rail blockade at Kokrajhar station in Assam affecting train services between the North Eastern region and the rest of the country. Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesman Nripen Bhattacharjee said movement of 18...

Malkangiri , 19 Dec 2017/--/Maoists killed a tribal youth in Odisha's Malkangiri district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said today. The armed rebels barged into 22-year-old Muya Kabasi's house at Jandraguda village under the jurisdiction of Mathili police station area yesterday...

Jagatsinghpur, 19 Dec 2017/--/One person was killed and three other members of his family were seriously injured after dacoits fired at them in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district in the early hours today, police said. The incident happened at Sindhal village in Tirtol area when armed dacoits barged...

Darbhanga, 19 Dec 2017/--/Two siblings were killed today when a motorcycle they were riding collided head-on with a bus coming from the opposite direction in Bihar's Darbhanga district, police said. The incident happened on the Darbhanga-Madhubani road near Hajipur village under the jurisdiction of...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Dec 2017/--/Odisha government on Monday effected a bureaucratic reshuffle involving as many as 17 Indian Administrative Service officers. Shalini Pandit, a 2001 batch officer, was appointed as special project director of Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority. She will also...

Jamui, 19 Dec 2017/--/Two night guards of the Kundaghat reservoir project in Bihar's Jamui district have been hacked to death and investigation is on to ascertain whether LWEs were involved, police said today. Superintendent of Police Jayantkant said the incident took place yesterday night when...

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